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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

Seafood Supply Altered by Climate Change

July 1, 2015 — The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Parts of the western Solomon Islands, a region thought to be free of large earthquakes until an 8.1 magnitude quake devastated the area in 2007, have a long history of big seismic events, researchers ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Collecting rainwater for vegetable irrigation could reduce water bills, increase caloric intake and even provide a second source of income for people in India, a new study ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Forests worldwide are increasingly used to store carbon as a way to slow climate change, but a new study finds that some wooded areas may be more valuable without trees, allowing the cleared ... read more

June 25, 2015 — The relentless flow of a glacier may seem unstoppable, but a team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the U.S. has shown that during some calving events -- when an iceberg breaks off into the ... read more

Past Water Patterns Drive Present Wading Bird Numbers

June 25, 2015 — Wading bird numbers in the Florida Everglades are driven by water patterns that play out over multiple years according to a new study. Previously, existing water conditions were seen as the primary ... read more

June 25, 2015 — When recreational boats are transported overland, they are often accompanied by zebra mussels, attached to the hull. This alien species, which first appeared in Switzerland in 1960, can thus invade ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Plants need water. People need water. Unfortunately, there's only so much clean water to go around -- and so the effort begins to find a solution. One strategy is to use treated wastewater, ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Glowing corals that display a surprising array of colors have been discovered in the deep water reefs of the Red ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Engineers have demonstrated a bacterial method for the low-cost, environmentally friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot nanocrystals at room ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have invented a low-cost water splitter that uses a single catalyst to produce both hydrogen and oxygen gas 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The device could provide a renewable source ... read more

Below-Average 'Dead Zone' Predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015

June 23, 2015 — Researchers are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant "dead zone" this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, America's largest ... read more

The Southeast Pacific Produces More Nitrous Oxide Than Previously Thought

June 22, 2015 — In addition to carbon dioxide there are plenty of other greenhouse gases. Nitrous oxide is one of them. However, a global assessment of emissions from the oceans is difficult because the measurement ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Chemists have developed a major improvement to capture and retain energy from sunlight, where the stored energy can last dramatically longer than current solar technology allows -- up to several ... read more

June 19, 2015 — At least nine fin whales have been discovered floating dead in waters from Kodiak to Unimak Pass since late May. 'It is an unusual and mysterious event that appears to have happened around ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have revealed that two species of deep-sea sharks, six-gill and prickly sharks, are positively buoyant -- they have to work harder to swim downward than up, and they can glide uphill for ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A new study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States’ dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated. It lacks qualities, such as high ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than previously ... read more

Using Sago Palm Waste to Absorb Oil from Spills

June 18, 2015 — Waste material generated by Malaysia’s sago palm industry has potential for use as an adsorbent for cleaning up oil spills, according to a new ... read more

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